Agenda Item Title:
LF112719-05 - Authorize the Community Development Department to act as Lead Applicant for a Bloomberg Associates ‘Asphalt Art Initiative’ Grant in partnership with Magpie Creative as the Fiscal Agent Partner for the “6th Street Promenade Public Art” grant proposal in an amount not to exceed $25,000.
Legal & Finance Committee
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Agenda Item Summary:
The Asphalt Art Initiative grant program is designed to fund temporary or permanent visual art interventions on roadways, pedestrian spaces, and public infrastructure in small and medium sized U.S. cities with populations of 30,000 – 500,000 people. The goal of the grant is to improve street and pedestrian safety, revitalize/beautify underutilized public space, and promote collaboration and civic engagement in local communities. Preliminary discussions have been centered on opportunities along the 6th Street corridor, in or to build on goals and planning initiatives set forth in Plan Rapid City Comprehensive Plan, the Downtown Area Master Plan, the Experience Rapid City Cultural Plan, and the 6th Street Promenade Conceptual Plan.
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Funding Source & Fiscal Impact Notes:
No cash match is required for this grant. The application asks the City to identify other kinds of in-kind support that could be provided.
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